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A Bit Of Sunshine In The Basement Version 2
A Bit Of Sunshine In The Basement Version 2
Comments: 5

15.04.2024, 18:54

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Twister 3
Twister 3


Twister 3
Description: I just love these glassy ones. ;-)

At least I'm feeling better. I've learned to deal with the back problems but these occasional 'blue' moods are a killer.

Anyway, I want to thank Rashad again for letting me know about the Lightning 2.0b thing. It's too bad I lost a processor on one of my duals. The motherboard has gotten flakey too so I've retired it for now. I'm thinking of buying a surplus 3.2 GHz P4 or two to speed things up further. At $125 a pop I'll be able to swing it in a couple of months, that is unless someone local to me buys the pool cues I have posted for sale on CraigsList sooner. ;-)

All comments are welcome and appreciated.
Added by: spektyr
Keywords: Abstract, Symmetrical, 3D, Glassy, Amber, Mirrors, Reflections, Bryce6.1, Spektyr
Date: 07.17.2008 02:17
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Downloads: 77
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Join Date: 06.04.2006
Comments: 2610

Amazing. Is it solid gold or is it transparent, either way it is beautiful? The gold specular halo does the trick certainly. The texture makes me want to reach into the image and touch it. Incredible work here Spektyr!
07.17.2008 04:47 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at
Render Man

Join Date: 11.10.2007
Comments: 358

Very very nice color and design. Reminds me of those pin wheels we used to have when I was a younger which was some time back. I really like this abstract.
07.17.2008 10:27 Offline Render Man alreich_4 at

Join Date: 07.02.2005
Comments: 1010

Thanks Guys!

Actually I have the Reflection and Transparancy levels set at 50/50 with an amber gold Diffusion and Specularity. It's illuminated with the white sun directly behind the camera and my 8 point spotlight ring in white. The target object is 8 boolean cutaway crescents made out of spheres, something new I was playing with.

Render Man-
I remember the pinwheels too. I also remember those standard diamond shaped rice paper kites that are impossible to find now days, tops, yoyos, etc, etc, etc. ;-)
07.17.2008 13:24 Offline spektyr spektyr at

Join Date: 05.26.2004
Comments: 4721

I rather thought of a turbine blade as we have them here to make electricity from water rushing down the mountains. Though ours are not golden. Great job here, spektyr.
07.19.2008 16:58 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at

Join Date: 07.02.2005
Comments: 1010

Thanks, Horo!

This was another experiment using higher TIR settings, which we all know drives up render time. It's also the first time I did one of these using a boolean object. I'll probably try others later. ;-)
07.21.2008 16:38 Offline spektyr spektyr at

Join Date: 08.17.2010
Comments: 128
animation suggestion

Really like the transparency.....really adds to the
complexity and beauty.

Here's a suggestion: render at least 5 variations in
different colors. Put them in a Flash slideshow
(I have a freebie you can have if you like); when
they transition, the only thing that changes is the
colors....e.g. I did this one years ago with Strata3D.

I haven't seen all your art yet, so maybe you've already done something similar in an animation.(?)

It gives the impression of animation, but only loads one image at a many as you want. =)
08.17.2010 19:21 Offline megacal cal at

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